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Friday, January 30, 2009

VA Wildlife - Image of the Month

Mallard Photo by Alan Pulley - 2008

Some may remember this photo above from a past post titled "Who Says Mallards Don't Nest in Trees?". I was pleasantly surprised earlier this week when I received the February issue of Virginia Wildlife Magazine and learned that this photo was selected and published as the "Image of the Month".

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Virginia Wildlife Magazine has been published by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for over seven decades. This magazine, for as long as I can remember, was the one magazine that always came to our house. I can remember as a child flipping through the pages just to see the stunning photos; now it's a part of my household.

While I still enjoy the great photography it contains, I enjoy reading the great articles contained inside each issue. It's dedicated to the conservation of Virginia's wildlife and natural resources. In addition, the magazine covers a variety of information on subjects like hunting, fishing, hiking, photography, birding, education and heritage. To say the least, I'm honored to have one of my photos published in this fine magazine.

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9 comments:

Kallen305 said...

Wow!! That is awesome!! Such a nice picture too. Congratulations

MyBirdyBlog said...

Congratulations! That is a really terrific photo and subject.

Darla said...

You should feel proud! Congrats!! That is a great photo.

Leedra said...

Congratualtions on your photo, especially since the magazine has been a part of your life.

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Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Alan, Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you come back often. I am enjoying yours... I am a 'rookie' birder--and can use all the help I can get. Glad I found you!!!

Congrats on getting published. How special is that!!!! I was born and raised in VA --but in the southwest corner!!!

Congrats again.
Betsy

Les said...

What a great honor. This was a magazine that I grew up with as well. At the time, very few of my parents subscriptions interested me, but I read this one. Congratulations!

Good Acres said...

Congratulations! Great and interesting photo. Thanks for stopping by.

Eve said...

Congrats Alan!! I'm swinging by from "my bird tales". A very deserving photo! I'm off to look around here.

Alan said...

Thanks everyone for the kind comments. It was truly an honor to be selected.

Betsy, you’re welcome. I enjoyed visiting your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine. It’s nice to meet another Virginia native.

Les, somehow I figured you would be familiar with this magazine. When I moved out and got married dad would save me his copy once he had finished reading it. After a while, I began getting my own subscription.

Good Acres, you’re welcome. Thanks for stopping by mine.

Eve, thank you. Glad you stopped by.